The Adventist Home -- Study Guide


Section IX — Father, the house-band

Date __________ AH-SG 27.1

A. Read pages 211-228. AH-SG 27.2

B. Check your knowledge: AH-SG 27.3

1. Who only compose the family circle? (211:1.)

AH-SG 27.4

2. Who is head of the household? (211:4.)

AH-SG 27.5

3. Give a definition of the word “husband.” (211:2,3.)

AH-SG 27.6

4. For what does the wife look to the husband? (211:4.)

AH-SG 27.7

5. For what do the children look to the father? (211:4.)

AH-SG 27.8

6. True or false:
a. When the father’s business cares are very heavy, he should not be expected to enter his home with smiles and pleasant words. (211, 212.) __________
b. The father should walk with God as Enoch, praying at all times. (213:0.) __________
c. It is an evidence of manliness for the husband to dwell constantly upon his position as head of the family. __________ (215:1.)
AH-SG 27.9

7. Which of these is the father and husband expected to be in his home?
a. Lawmaker. (212:1.)
b. Priest. (212:1.)
c. Overgrown, undisciplined boy. (213:2.)
d. One whose right it is to exercise a tyrannical spirit. (213:3.)
e. One who makes the life of his wife pleasant and happy. (213, 214.)
f. Protector of the wife. (215:1.)
g. One who binds the family together. (215:1.)
AH-SG 27.10

8. Complete the sentences in the first column by matching them with the correct endings in the second column:
a. “The father should encourage and sustain the mother in her work of care __________(1) lean upon the large affections of her husband.” (216:5.)
b. “He [the husband] should not come to his home with a clouded brow, __________(2) by his cheerful looks and kind words.” (216:3.)
c. “Let the wife feel that she can__________(3) but should with his presence bring sunlight into the family.” (218:0.)
AH-SG 28.1

9. How can a husband “shut the door against much disease”? (217:3.)

AH-SG 28.2

10. How are children affected when the mother is exhausted through overwork and anxiety? (218:5.)

AH-SG 28.3

11. Complete: “The father, as the head of his own household, should understand how to train his children for usefulness and duty. This is his ________________ work, _________________ every other.” (221:1.) AH-SG 28.4

12. Complete: “Be pleasant, kind, and affectionate toward your children, but not foolishly _______________________.” (222:1.) AH-SG 28.5

13. True or false:
a. Boys can be left entirely to the care of the mother. (220:4.)
b. Whatever the father’s business or study demands, he should take time to study the natures and necessities of his children. (221:4.)
c. The father should take the children outdoors and help them to learn of God through nature. (222, 223.)
AH-SG 28.6

14. Name some faults that the husband should overcome. (224-228.) AH-SG 28.7

15. Name some qualities that he should cultivate. (225, 227, 228.) AH-SG 28.8

C. Rate the father: Wise and kind_______ Indifferent and indul-gent______ Pleasant and affectionate______ Harsh and cruel_______ AH-SG 28.9

1. What are his strongest points? _____________________________________________________________________________ AH-SG 28.10

2. Where can he improve the most?___________________________________________________________________________ AH-SG 29.1

D. Discuss with others: AH-SG 29.2

1. What are the major responsibilities of the husband?

AH-SG 29.3

2. What are the major responsibilities of the father?

AH-SG 29.4

3. What should a wife do when the husband is only a “figure-head” and does not take responsibility?

AH-SG 29.5

4. What should a wife do when the husband is a tyrant?

AH-SG 29.6

5. Should the husband wash the dishes?

AH-SG 29.7

6. Why have we as a church lost many of our boys?

AH-SG 29.8

7. Should we have more men teachers in our church schools and our Sabbath Schools?

AH-SG 29.9

8. Discuss specific ways in which the father can be a companion to his children. AH-SG 29.10

E. Think on these things: AH-SG 29.11

1. How can the mother train her son to be a good husband?

AH-SG 29.12

2. How can the father train his son to be a good husband?

AH-SG 29.13

3. Can a busy father transfer his duties to someone else? (216:1.)

AH-SG 29.14

4. Why are the words “refinement,” “courtesy,” and “gentleness” used frequently in speaking of the Christian home? (216:4.)

AH-SG 29.15

5. Does the father in my home spend enough time with his sons?

AH-SG 29.16

6. Should I as the father seek other employment in order to have more time for my children? (221:1.)

AH-SG 29.17

F. How can I (as the wife, son, daughter) help the head of this home to be a better husband and father?

AH-SG 29.18